11 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Yeah….but it’s costly……

  2. Anonymous

    I don’t think ANYONE thinks of sampling as theft if the original artists are credited and compensated.

  3. Anonymous

    If it’s a unique sample that’s part of a COPYRIGHT, the composer should be properly compensated. It’s that simple.

  4. JUSTINE

    hahahahhaha just like jaden smith:
    “Think of life as stairs and they’re all dark, once you take that step in the dark and you find a stair, it lights up. Now if Drake is over here, and he finds a stair and it lights up, I’m not gonna be an idiot and say, ‘Nah, I’m only gonna use my stair. I don’t care about the stairs! All I care about is going higher! So fine, I’ll step on Drake’s stair. And I’ll step on another one, and another one. And it’s all about going up! It doesn’t matter how you got up. It doesn’t matter if you got this idea from this person -” (that’s where his video cuts out)

    you guys tweeted ‘sampling is music history’ and i loved that thought
    thx

  5. Will Buckley

    “New art doesn’t mean starting from scratch – it’s about reinventing our existing culture.”

    Rory, here’s the problem. Art isn’t innovation, it’s creativity. And creativity is making something out of nothing. You will never have a Jimi Hendrix if you’re art world is about reinvention.

    I don’t think you understand the seriousness of your statement, unless art doesn’t really matter to you. Young people go to these shows and everyone is thinking about shooting a selfie or making a little video and not really paying attention to the music or being in the moment. BEING IN THE MOMENT is where life happens.

  6. Will Buckley

    “New art doesn’t mean starting from scratch – it’s about reinventing our existing culture.”

    Rory, here’s the problem. Art isn’t innovation, it’s creativity. And creativity is making something out of nothing. You will never have a Jimi Hendrix if you’re art world is about reinvention.

    I don’t think you understand the seriousness of your statement, unless art doesn’t really matter to you. Young people go to these shows and everyone is thinking about shooting a selfie or making a little video and not really paying attention to the music or being in the moment. BEING IN THE MOMENT is where life happens.

  7. Elitenment™

    This is an exceptional article! The legal side of sampling is fairly comprehensible and lenient. It’s as if we just sample short enough snippets so that no one says anything because it makes the music industry cooler and more connected. Plus it’s always refreshing to hear a recognizable sample reworked into a great new masterpiece. There’s always this element of “what’s next?” I hadn’t realized how absolutely HUGE sampling truly was until this article refreshed my awareness.

  8. Nick T

    Sampling – do it properly, and the original artist get a writing credit and more importantly PAID.

    • Liz

      I completely agree. As long as the original artist gets credited and paid, sampling is alright.
      The non-credited sampling gets on my nerves…

See more